6 Ways to Thicken Your Hair

Date Posted:15 October 2018 

Everyone wants thick, shiny and smooth hair but it can seem impossible for many of us.


It’s estimated that 25 percent of men under thirty and 60 percent over fifty experience some baldness.


Don’t wait around for a miracle baldness cure, start the treat now.




Here are a few strategies to achieve thicker hair-


Wash your hair


Many people worry that washing the hair more can result in hair loss but it can actually thicken your hair. For best results, choose the best shampoo based on your hair type and wash it with warm water.


Use a thickening product


Franchise owner at Toni & Guy, Daniel Morrissey, says that “Thickening shampoos, conditioners and sprays contain special polymers which plump up the hair shafts to make them look fuller". Though the effects are temporary, you will need to use them regularly as they can increase hair thickness by up to 20 per cent.


Put the comb down


Constant combing and brushing can make the hair thin, look limp and flat. So, try styling the hair using your fingers. It will add volume to your hair and texture too.

Use the right styling products

The use of heavy waxes and gels can make the hair look thin and flat. "These can weigh hair down making it look thin and flat" says Enzo Volpe, stylist at Michael John salon. "The most effective styling product to give hair volume is mousse, along with sprays developed to give the hair "root lift."

Stop smoking


According to a study by Harvard School of Public Health in the US, smoking increases levels of hormones that can trigger hair loss and constrict tiny blood vessels that supply the scalp. This starves the hair from essential nutrients that promote growth.




If your hair is not quite as thick as it once was, a hairdresser can use a cutting technique called ‘slicing and brick’. This method creates a textured finish and makes the hair appear thicker.


Following the above mentioned tips will help you add volume to hair and get thick, smooth locks. A little effort now can add up to big results later.


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